Technically, they’re called “microwheels,” but you can call them “blood bots.”
No matter what you call them, they’re microscopic work-performing devices that are injected into tubes to break up obstructions and clear the passageway. And they could help people with blood clots, stroke, cystic fibrosis and more.
Since 2014, Professor of Bioengineering and Pediatrics Keith Neeves, PhD, and his research team in the Department of Bioengineering have been developing these magnetically powered bots to be used in medical treatment.
This is an excerpt from the City Stories article.
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